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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko at the Government Coordination Center held a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Corporation “Tourism.RF”.

Dmitry Chernyshenko chaired a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Corporation “Tourism.RF”

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko at the Government Coordination Center held a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Corporation “Tourism.RF”. It approved the concept of the integrated development of 11 tourist areas in three regions of the country – the Irkutsk region, the republics of Altai and Buryatia. The meeting was also attended by the heads of the regions Oleg Horokhordin, Igor Kobzev, Alexey Tsydenov.

As Dmitry Chernyshenko noted, in the near future the corporation will start developing master plans for these territories within the framework of the national project “Tourism and hospitality industry”. In the course of the work, it is possible to increase the number of considered tourist areas.

“Five out of eleven tourist areas are located in the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia, six more – in the Altai Republic. These are the most attractive places for travelers. The development plans, developed by “Tourism.RF”, take into account the interests of the region and local residents, give a significant social effect. They will allow not only to increase the flow of tourists to the regions, link territories, reveal their identity and create conditions for all-season recreation, but also create additional jobs, increase budget revenues. According to preliminary calculations of the corporation’s experts, due to the development of tourism infrastructure in Altai, in Buryatia and the Irkutsk region, about 40 thousand new jobs will be created. And the total amount of revenues from the tourism sector in the regions by 2035 may exceed 600 billion rubles a year. Separately, I would like to note the decrease in anthropogenic loads on unique natural areas due to the smooth transition from “wild” tourism to civilized one, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The implementation of the concepts will make Baikal and Altai more accessible to more tourists by 2035, says Sergey Sukhanov, general director of the Turizm.RF corporation. “Due to the development of infrastructure, we will increase the number of trips and the duration of tourists’ stay in Altai and Baikal at least twice,” said Sergey Sukhanov.

Following the adoption of the concepts by the board of directors, the corporation will continue to work on detailed master plans for the territories. “The concepts approved today will form the basis of the master plans, in which, in turn, we will clarify the financial models for the development of the 11 territories represented. At this stage, we will actively attract private investors, divide large lots into smaller ones in order to enable as many investors as possible to participate in the development of tourism, ”said Sergei Sukhanov.

A single master plan will be developed for the Irkutsk region and Buryatia, covering a natural area of ​​385.4 thousand square meters. km with a population of 2.4 million people. Olkhon Island, Tunkinskaya Valley, Irkutsk – Taltsy, Baikalsk – Vydrino and Turka – Goryachinsk territories will be developed. The total need for rooms in these territories, according to specialists’ calculations, is 38 thousand hotel rooms.

The transformations will also affect the transport infrastructure of the two regions. The experts of “Turizm.RF” see the construction of a new airport in Irkutsk and the modernization of the Ulan-Ude airport as a top priority. It is also planned to develop small aircraft and water communications.

“Thanks to the development of the Baikal territories in the Irkutsk region, 15.9 thousand jobs will be created, another 16.1 thousand jobs will appear in the Republic of Buryatia,” added Dmitry Chernyshenko.

Six priority sites have been identified in Altai: “Pearl of Altai”, Multinskie Lakes, Chulyshman, Karakol Lakes and Teletskoye Lake. A separate tourist area will be formed by a network of roadside services along the most beautiful road in Russia – Chuysky tract.

The projected need for expanding the number of rooms in Altai is 14 thousand rooms. The concept also involves the organization of three ring highways that will connect the main tourist centers of Altai, the modernization of the air gates of Gorno-Altaysk and a number of regional airports. Organization of water communication will require the construction of berths and berths for small vessels in the northern and southern parts of Lake Teletskoye.

Implementation of the “Tourism.RF” concept will create 10.5 thousand new jobs in the Altai Republic.

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